Here are some new Raku pots from my firing this weekend. Gerry very kindly photographed them for me last night, thanks Ger! And thanks to Steven Forbes deSoule for all of the information he so generously shared at Penland. My friend Laura Farrow gave me some different colors of glass to try. The yellow and orange burned out and puddled in the bottom of some bowls in a rather ugly way. The red did good, it has some interesting black outlines to it and the cobalt glass did best of all. There was also some opaque turquoise that will be nice but I put it on a pot with turquoise glaze, so guess what, it didn't show up strangely enough! I like these pots, it's a different direction for me, I am leaning towards mixed media pots right now and tried out some different things to incorporate with the pieces. Also trying some variations of surface treatments. Mostly just having fun, I have no idea where this is going yet. And I still want to make some Earthenware, it's nagging way back in my brain like crazy, but where in the h.e.l.l. does that fit in to all of this! Rather nice photos for a change, enjoy.....
This is some kind of animal bone, don't think it's a skull, maybe part of the backbone?
This pot was a messed up thing, I first used Sacco Copper and it was nasty, so I put Pipenburg over it and re fired it and ta da , nebula!
Metal scraps from the scrap heap at Penland
Sassy Fat White, magnesium on steroids. Aren't these great photos? If you could only see the contraption we created in my tiny tiny studio space to do this. You would laugh at me, I know you would!
More metal from Penland